SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 8 March 2018" Morning Shift (English Language)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 8 March 2018"

Morning Shift (English Language)



QID : 1 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'. \

She reached to (1)/ station barely (2)/ on time. (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 1

QID : 2 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

The goal of personal development is to learn and apply that (1)/ which enable us to attain emotional well-being, understanding and (2)/ effectiveness, and to share this knowledge with others. (3)/ No error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 3 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

The dog runs ______ the street.

Options:

1) of
2) with
3) to
4) about

Correct Answer: about

QID : 4 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

We must join hands and stop corruption which is posing ______ in the development of India.

Options:

1) tolerance
2) radiance
3) hindrance
4) relevance

Correct Answer: hindrance

QID : 5 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Sustenance

Options:

1) Extras
2) Injury
3) Aid
4) Blockage

Correct Answer: Aid

QID : 6 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Conscientious

Options:

1) Concentrated
2) Honest
3) Scientific
4) False

Correct Answer: Honest

QID : 7 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Resolute

Options:

1) Agreeable
2) Determined
3) Constant
4) Faithful

Correct Answer: Agreeable

QID : 8 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Nefarious

Options:

1) Evil
2) Pleasing
3) Rotten
4) Infernal

Correct Answer: Pleasing

QID : 9 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

Today India looks

P : to be on course
Q : of developed nations
R : to join the league

Options:

1) PRQ
2) QRP
3) RPQ
4) PQR

Correct Answer: PRQ

QID : 10 - A sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

Lily was making a fort.

Options:

1) Lily made a fort.
2) A fort was being made by Lily.
3) A fort made by Lily.
4) A fort got made by Lily.

Correct Answer: A fort was being made by Lily.

QID : 11 - A sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.

Sita said, “Will he listen to such a man?”

Options:

1) Sita said would we listen to such a man.
2) Sita ask if he would listen to such a man.
3) Sita said would I listen to such a man.
4) Sita asked whether he would listen to such a man.

Correct Answer: Sita asked whether he would listen to such a man.

QID : 12 - In the following question, a word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Irresistable
2) Irresistible
3) Iresistible
4) Iresistable

Correct Answer: Irresistible

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QID : 13 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

While language as the medium ___________ thought may be compared to air as the medium of the sun's influence, in other _____________ it is like the skin of the body; a scurvy skin shows bad blood within, and a scurvy language shows inaccurate thought ___________ a confused mind. And as a disease once fixed on the skin reacts and poisons the blood in turn as it has first been poisoned by the blood, so careless use of language __________ indulged reacts on the mind to make it permanently and increasingly _____________, illogical, and inaccurate in its thinking.
as the medium ___________ thought may

Options:

1) from
2) of
3) for
4) to

Correct Answer: of

QID : 14 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

While language as the medium ___________ thought may be compared to air as the medium of the sun's influence, in other _____________ it is like the skin of the body; a scurvy skin shows bad blood within, and a scurvy language shows inaccurate thought ___________ a confused mind. And as a disease once fixed on the skin reacts and poisons the blood in turn as it has first been poisoned by the blood, so careless use of language __________ indulged reacts on the mind to make it permanently and increasingly _____________, illogical, and inaccurate in its thinking.
in other _____________ it is like the skin

Options:

1) respectful
2) respectfully
3) respected
4) respects

Correct Answer: respects

QID : 15 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

While language as the medium ___________ thought may be compared to air as the medium of the sun's influence, in other _____________ it is like the skin of the body; a scurvy skin shows bad blood within, and a scurvy language shows inaccurate thought ___________ a confused mind. And as a disease once fixed on the skin reacts and poisons the blood in turn as it has first been poisoned by the blood, so careless use of language __________ indulged reacts on the mind to make it permanently and increasingly _____________, illogical, and inaccurate in its thinking.
shows inaccurate thought ___________ a confused mind.

Options:

1) and
2) but
3) so
4) then

Correct Answer: and

QID : 16 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
While language as the medium ___________ thought may be compared to air as the medium of the sun's influence, in other _____________ it is like the skin of the body; a scurvy skin shows bad blood within, and a scurvy language shows inaccurate thought ___________ a confused mind. And as a disease once fixed on the skin reacts and poisons the blood in turn as it has first been poisoned by the blood, so careless use of language __________ indulged reacts on the mind to make it permanently and increasingly _____________, illogical, and inaccurate in its thinking.
use of language __________ indulged reacts

Options:

1) of
2) then
3) if
4) at

Correct Answer: if

QID : 17 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
While language as the medium ___________ thought may be compared to air as the medium of the sun's influence, in other _____________ it is like the skin of the body; a scurvy skin shows bad blood within, and a scurvy language shows inaccurate thought ___________ a confused mind. And as a disease once fixed on the skin reacts and poisons the blood in turn as it has first been poisoned by the blood, so careless use of language __________ indulged reacts on the mind to make it permanently and increasingly _____________, illogical, and inaccurate in its thinking.
increasingly _____________, illogical, and

Options:

1) carelessness
2) carelessly
3) careless
4) care less

Correct Answer: careless

QID : 18 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Be in two minds

Options:

1) Behave smart at sometime and stupid at other.
2) Unable to decide.
3) Having a split personality disorder.
4) Trying to do two things at the same time.

Correct Answer: Unable to decide.

QID : 19 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.vv
Wet behind the ears

Options:

1) To take a bath.
2) Lacking experience or be immature.
3) To speak bad behind other's back.
4) Not able to eavesdrop despite trying hard.

Correct Answer: Lacking experience or be immature.

QID : 20 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.
Annoyed or irritated and quick to take offence at petty things

Options:

1) Appease
2) Mollify
3) Huffy
4) Soothe

Correct Answer: Huffy

QID : 21 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.
Decrease or fade gradually before coming to an end

Options:

1) Surge
2) Accrual
3) Peter
4) Swell

Correct Answer: Peter

QID : 22 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".
Thus we (going) back to what might be termed as old values.

Options:

1) went
2) gone
3) was going
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: went

QID : 23 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".
Many novelists from the sub-continent (has provided) scathing accounts of this period.

Options:

1) have provided
2) have provide
3) have provides
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: have provided

QID : 24 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
The absence of zebra

A-to the life and person
B-of citizens in most cities
C-crossings has become a threat

Options:

1) BCA
2) BAC
3) CAB
4) ACB

Correct Answer: CAB

QID : 25 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) conturtion
2) contorsion
3) contortion
4) contursion

Correct Answer: contortion

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